European Endowment for Democracy
Jerzy Pomianowski took the leadership of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) after serving two years as Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister, during which he notably co-ordinated the country foreign policy democratisation agenda - a flagship initiative of the Polish EU Presidency in 2011 that included the establishment of the EED. Earlier, as the director of OECD-UNDP’s Partnership for Democratic Governance (2008-2011), Jerzy supported countries destabilised by armed conflict or natural disasters. Prior to that, he launched Poland Aid (2006-2008) and worked as Director General of the Polish Foreign Service (2005-2006). He began his career as a civil servant in 1990 and is a former Ambassador to Japan (1997-2002). Between 1980 and 1989 he was an active member of the democratic opposition in Poland.